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Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet

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Product introduction

Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet is a combination medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. This medicine is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It helps in proper utilisation of insulin, thereby lowering the blood sugar level.

Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It must be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose. Overdose may lead to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Some people may develop common side effects like nausea, loss of appetite, taste changes, stomach pain, diarrhea, edema (swelling) and blurred vision. However, these are usually not bothersome. If these do not resolve or worry you, please consult your doctor.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any kidney, liver or heart problems. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult their doctor before taking it. Your doctor will check your kidney function tests before starting treatment with it. Avoid excessive alcohol intake while taking it as this may increase the risk of developing some side effects.

Uses of Cetapin P Tablet

Benefits of Cetapin P Tablet

In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet is a medicine that helps to control high blood glucose (sugar) levels. It helps get rid of extra glucose from your body through urine. It also improves the body’s response to the hormone insulin, which is responsible for regulating blood glucose (sugar) levels in our body. The insulin helps to lower your blood glucose levels and prevents them from rising after taking meals. You should keep taking it for as long as it is prescribed.
Lowering blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing diabetes. If you can control the level you will reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

Side effects of Cetapin P Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cetapin P

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Flatulence
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Edema (swelling)

How to use Cetapin P Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Cetapin P Tablet works

Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet is a combination of two antidiabetic medicines: Pioglitazone and metformin. Pioglitazone is a thiazolidinedione which works by increasing the body's sensitivity to insulin. Metformin is a biguanide which decreases the production and absorption of sugar in your body and allows better use of existing insulin. Together, they provide better control of blood sugar.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet is, however, not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function test is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet is generally started with low dose in patients with mild to moderate liver disease and its use is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Cetapin P Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cetapin P 15 mg/500 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
  • Monitor your blood sugar level regularly while you are taking this medicine.
  • It can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) when used with other antidiabetic medicines, alcohol or if you delay or miss a meal.
  • Always carry some sugary food or fruit juice with you in case you experience hypoglycemic symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxiety.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
  • Inform your doctor if you notice weight gain, shortness of breath,  irregular heartbeat, or any abnormal swelling. 

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI DIABETIC

Patient concerns

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How to control the diabetes? My diabetes is 300 to 350 .Pls consult me as soon as.
Dr. Shrikant Chandrakar
Diabetology
You start taking reclimet 80mg / 500 mg morning 15 mins before breakfast and dinner means 2 times a day and cetapin 0.2mg just before your lunch then tell me your fasting and pp blood sugar levels accordingly I will titrate your drug doseDon't take cetapin sir instead of that you take voglitor 0.2 mg just before your lunchAnd for 10 days zincovit tab once a day
I am using cetapin 500 mg for diabetes since last 3 year & my diabetes is under control my HbA1C is 7.2 Pl advise should I continue this medicine or need another medicine.
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Tab Glycomet GP 1Need to decrease HbA1c below 6.5
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References

  1. Pioglitazone hydrochloride and metformin hydrochloride. Deerfield, Illinois: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc; 2011. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Mayo Clinic. Pioglitazone and Metformin. [Accessed 08 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Pioglitazone and metformin hydrochloride (Competact) [Summary of Product Characteristics]. Wicklow, Ireland: Takeda Ireland Limited; 2021. [Accessed 26 Oct. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Pioglitazone and metformin hydrochloride (Actoplus met) [FDA Prescribing information]. Deerfield, IL: Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.; 2016. [Accessed 26 Oct. 2021] (online) Available from:External Link

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